The 2007 Health Survey for England focused on the general
public's attitudes towards smoking, drinking, eating and physical
We established what people think about these lifestyle behaviours and how aware they are of Government health recommendations. Read the 2007 findings here.
Not surprisingly, lifestyle behaviours have a major impact on people's health and they are important risk factors for many illnesses and conditions.
In this year the survey also looked at childhood obesity and the impact of the smokefree legislation which was introduced in England in July 2007. To do the research:
Potential policy impact
The Health Survey for England is funded by The NHS Information
Centre and informs health policy in England.
The 2007 results are being used to make sure that messages about healthy lifestyles can be effectively targeted at specific groups within the population.
In 2007 a total of 6,882 adults and 7,504 children were
Participants were selected using a random probability sample. The survey design ensures that every address has an equal chance of being included in the survey and the results are representative of the English population living in private households.
Data was collected through an interview, and if participants agreed, a visit from a specially trained nurse.
You can read the findings
here, or else learn more about the
Using the links below, you can download the full report, a detailed summary, or the methodology and documentation. For further use of the data, see: